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Old 03-18-2012, 12:43 PM   #1
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Re-hanging front drapes

Well,after getting the MH back from the shop after getting the new roof,new driver's sidewall and getting the double pane window re-sealed,all from water leaks from the crack in the roof and the window leaking,We,DW,decided that mebbee we,ME, should take the front drapes down and we'd,ME get them washed,ironed and re-hung. Well, that worked pretty well and they came out pretty good,considering that I doubt that the previous owners had ever done it.There are still some water stains,very faint and some dirt marks where they slid on the w/s,but hardly noticeable and some of the plastic,rubber?,backing came off..

So,after we,ME,got them ironed and we,ME,got the hooks all back in,we,ME,started to re-hang them,yeh right,upside down and backwards is not a great position to put your-self in at my extremely advanced age.

Soooooo,how do you get the valances off so that you can access the sliders to hang the drapes on ??????
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Old 03-18-2012, 02:08 PM   #2
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I just did mine. not easy. I moved all the sliders to near center (front) of the windshield. Then do the one in the back that will not slide, last.. If you run out of "bad words" call me, I might know a few that you have not used..
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Old 03-18-2012, 03:11 PM   #3
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I have a hunch removing all the valances would be as difficult as just getting yourself in the best position possible and reaching up in there. Make sure if you have extra rollers in the track not to leave them in front of the drapes, they will roll back and forth on the track when you make a turn and make it sound like your grandchilds marble collection is in the dash.

I'm a scared veteran of this battle, three or four times at least. I quit cleaning them.
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Old 03-18-2012, 05:13 PM   #4
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I replaced our originals with new drapes from CW. It's a hastle but I did it by feel more than trying to look at those sliders and hitting the eyelet with the drape hook.
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ARGHHHHHHHHHH !!!!!!!. It only took 1/2 hour, a broken back, going back and pulling 1/2 of one side down and re-hanging it 'cuz I had a couple of hooks come off and a 22 oz bottle of Silvercity "Fat Woody Scotch Ale" at 9.2ABV to get the job done.

Now,I hope that I didn't mess it up as they've been down for two weeks andf I forgot which side goes out..I probably did as I put the white coated side in..

I do appreciate the help,even if it was just a get'er done sort of thing.As far as the language goes,even though I was in the USAF,SAC, I live in Bremerton, a navy town, so I think that I have heard most of the language. I also drive a school bus and boy the words those kids learn from their parents.
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Have WE had an approval yet? If not then get some more Scotch.
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Don't you just luv it when those "We" jobs turn into "Me" jobs. We took ours down and did the washing and iron thing and re-hung. That was good until camping world put them on sale about a week later. "We" now have to do it all over again.
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I'm kinda lucky in that sense as usually the DW doesn't read all the rving magazines and the CW ads.I usually don't take her with me when I go shopping there or at the local dealer,Clear Creek RV,as that can get kinda expensive.
After getting the roof replaced,she said that we should get a cover and that she would pay 1/2 of it,I've heard that before,but,believe it or not,the service manager advised against it and so it didn't happen.He asked how many teenagers I had around to help get it on the roof.I told him that mebbee I'd just consider getting covers for the A/C's and he said that they just keep a lot of moisture inside them and could screw up the A/C's..
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Have WE had an approval yet? If not then get some more Scotch.
Naw,she hasn't looked at them yet...But did say that the floor looks as if she's,ME, gonna have to vacumn it pretty soon.Around here that's one of the last things that gets done before WE head out on a trip as I've got a number of evergreen trees right around the MH pad and they do make a mess.
The scotch is actually a really dark scotch ale..However there is a bottle of Dalwhinnie single malt scotch and a bottle of Woodford Reserve bourbon in the MH for my good friends when we're on the road.Just look for the WSU Cougar flag or the black and white killer whale flying above the MH.
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